The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway formed in 1961 and is nearly entirely run by volunteers. It currently runs from March to November from their main station opposite the Network Rail station in Porthmadog (on Tremadog Road).
Trains run for half a mile (0.8 km) to Pen-y-Mount Junction, where the railway connects with the Welsh Highland Railway main line. The train stops at Gelert’s Farm halt on it’s return to allow passengers to visit a museum and a miniature-gauge railway.
The return trip lasts an hour, which includes a free guided tour around the Museum.
The Royal Sportsman is a family-run, two AA rosette-winning home-from-home and the only hotel in Porthmadog. It offers modern cuisine and a bar with locally brewed cask ales. The full-service Hotel is located at the quieter end of Porthmadog High Street.
Aberdunant Hall Country Hotel is a 17th-century property set within 200 acres of woodland on an idyllic upmarket static caravan park. With free onsite parking, it retains many original features, such as beamed ceilings, fireplaces and stained glass. Guests can relax in the garden or on the terrace.
Set in a 17th-century building, Bwlch Y Fedwen B&B is located two miles from Porthmadog in the small village of Penmorfa. If offers a sun terrace and free parking.
Built by a visionary architect in 1925, The Portmeirion Hotel & Castell Deudraeth overlooks the beautiful Dywryd Estuary. Located on a private peninsula, the hotel offers a spa and wellness centre, an on-site mini market, a bar and a restaurant.